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qtraxq
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Username: qtraxq

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post

Was this bass built this way?

Im trying to figure out what type of output can be used. Looking at some pictures, I see two output or possibly a power input and one output(?)...

Is this bass going to require an external power supply?

Also, I see what looks like a bunch of switches.

Front of Body
Serial Plate
Full frontal view

(Message edited by davehouck on September 02, 2007)
keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 841
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post

Congratulations. From the pictures it looks like a Series 2 and then some. You can run off batteries with the 1/4" plug but they won't last long or power any neck LED's. You really need a DS5 power supply or a blue box. You will also need a special cable with XLR connectors on it. Sometimes people here have extra power supplies and/or cables so posting a request on the Wanted Wishing and Watching list would be a good idea. Otherwise you can purchase the power supply and cable directly from Alembic. You can reach them here.

Keith
lidon2001
Advanced Member
Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 331
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post

Build thread here.
the_8_string_king
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 725
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

For clarification, this is NOT a Series bass; a Series bass would have a 3rd "dummy" humcanceling pickup in the middle.

What this is is a particularily awesome, decked out Signature Deluxe with a Custom electronics package -consisting of Anniversery electronics and added (custom) 4-position bass & treble boost/flat/cut switches for each pickup.
keith_h
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Username: keith_h

Post Number: 842
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007 - 6:19 pm:   Edit Post

Mark,
You are correct it is not a Series. I got hung up on the 5-pin. However it could have had a hidden dummy pickup. Without a picture of the back it would be hard to tell without the build thread that Tom posted.
the_8_string_king
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 746
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007 - 6:29 pm:   Edit Post

Uh, duh... well, yes, your are correct sir, it could have been a Series with a hidden dummy, as you say!

Wasn't trying to put you down, or anything... it sure looks like a Series and all... especially with the 5-pin jack!!!

With the Anniversery electronics and the upgraded bass & treble controls for each pickup, this should be able to give a Series bass a "run for the money"!!!
qtraxq
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Username: qtraxq

Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 5:27 pm:   Edit Post

I just received this bass and was able to play for a little bit through my practice amp. The active output this bass puts out is incredible!



I have only one issue, if I flip the switch located next to the 1/4" out to the down position, I lose audio for the Bridge pickup, but audio is still good for the Neck pickup.

When I flip that switch to the up position, the audio is VERY low unless I wiggle it down a little(I do not switch it all the way down, I just push it downward a fraction until audio returns to normal volume on the bridge pickup.)

Any Ideas??
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4796
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 5:38 pm:   Edit Post

Try excercising the switch - flip it on and off a good 20-30 times in case there's a speck of debris to dislodge.

If this doesn't work, let me know.

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The switch is the stereo/mono switch. In the stereo position (seems like the down position you indicate), you'll only get signal from one pickup if you use a mono cable.

When you describe the low output in the up position, is the signal from both pickups low? What I mean is, if you are in the low output position and rotate the pickup selector switch, are the pickup volumes the same (positions 2 and 4) provided that the volume knobs are both turned all the way up?
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5493
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 7:35 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats! This is a great bass!

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